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Nine Spring Cleaning Tips to Keep Your Commercial Vehicle Fresh

You spend a lot of time in the cab of your commercial truck, and it doesn’t take much for that small space to accumulate dirt and debris. A clean cab is good for your health, your focus and your company’s brand. Here are our top tips for cab maintenance. Trash: First things first. Gather up […]

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Bauer Built Announces The Promotions of Wade Brantner and Andrew Thompson to Vice Presidents

DURAND, WISCONSIN… Bauer Built, Inc. announces the promotion of Wade Brantner to Vice President of Property and Andrew Thompson to Vice President of Technology effective April 1, 2021.  The announcement was revealed during Bauer Built’s Annual Shareholders meeting on March 16, 2021. Wade Brantner has held various positions with Bauer Built starting February 7, 1990 […]

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Weighing the Pros and Cons of Tread Patterns

Selecting tires with the right tread pattern for your application will maximize the performance of your commercial vehicles. We’ll break down the advantages and disadvantages of each tread pattern, so you can decide which is best for your fleet. Parts of a Tread Pattern Rib: The rib is the strip of rubber that wraps around […]

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Evaluating Alternative Fuels for Commercial Fleets

For the next several decades, it looks like diesel will continue to wear the crown as king of the fuel industry for commercial vehicles. But let’s look at some of the more prominent alternative fuel options that are slowly making their way into the spotlight. Propane Pros Propane is cheaper than gasoline and diesel and […]

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Monitoring Lug Nut Movement

Keeping lug nuts properly torqued will keep your commercial fleet operators safe and save you money on costly repairs and potential accidents. Signs of Loose Lug Nuts Improperly torqued lug nuts are the leading cause of wheel-off accidents. The weight of commercial tires alone is enough to cause substantial damage to other vehicles. Knowing the […]

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Scrap Tire Analysis Provides Essential Fleet Insight

Scrap tires aren’t just piles of junk. They’re a wellspring of information to help you understand what you’re doing right, or wrong, with your fleet maintenance program. The Basics of an Analysis Tire analysis is the process of evaluating scrap tires to understand why they were taken out of service. The results of a comprehensive […]

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Using TPMS and ATIS to Optimize Fleet Performance

You can protect your drivers and vehicles with the essential information provided by tire monitoring systems. Technology like tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) will track inflation and alert you to unexpected issues, while automated tire inflation systems (ATIS) keep your tires inflated properly. Defining TPMS and ATIS A TPMS track tire pressure and temperature and […]

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Bauer Built, Inc. Announces the Expansion of Its Commercial Tire & Service Mechanical Facility in Fremont, NE.

Tad Bauer, President of Bauer Built, Inc. of Durand, WI, announces the completion of an expansion project at its Fremont, NE, tire and service center. “Across Nebraska, Bauer Built Tire & Service has seven commercial tire centers and the expansion at our Fremont facility enhances our capabilities to better service our customers.” said Bauer. The […]

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The Ins and Outs of Pre-Trip Inspections

Rushing through your pre-trip inspection to get on the road can cause you to miss issues that lead to breakdowns and costly repairs. Taking the time to conduct a thorough inspection will help you protect yourself and other drivers. Developing a routine so that every inspection is completed the same each and every time will […]

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The Importance of Sleep for Commercial Drivers

Getting the right amount of sleep can prevent accidents, health problems and mental decline. As a commercial driver, you shouldn’t push yourself to perform to the detriment of your sleep. Sleep and Your Physical Health Your body is regulated by a circadian rhythm – an internal clock that controls your sleep-wake cycle and drives your […]

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